I've know for years that I have issues with hormones. It's only become apparent recently how serious those issues are. I've noticed since my crazy days (and possibly the month or so before that...my brain has wrapped those days in a very soft focus so I don't remember those couple of months perfectly clearly) the week-ish before my period hits, I go off the deep end again. It's like clockwork. And it's baaaaaaaaaaad. It's also really bizarre.
It also happens to occur right about the time I have a psychiatrist appointment scheduled, so I go into that appointment feeling like absolute shit about myself, even when I'm happy(ish) and smiling (sometimes) the other three weeks of the month. I'm going to write this down so I can mention it when I go to my next psychiatrist appointment feeling like permanently disappearing under a rock.
I think my best possible solution at this point is a hysterectomy. They let you do those electively, don't they? Before you're 30? Menopause can't be that bad...lots of old ladies live through it every day. I wonder how long my GYN will laugh at me before telling me no.
But that's really the only plausible solution I can come up with. Unless there's some sort of super-dose psych medicine I can take for a few days before I start my period that will at least keep me level-ish until my uterus does its thing and I can get back to being (relatively) happy(esque) the rest of the month.
Anyone have serious-but-semi-stable depression/anxiety/other mental health issue that takes hormone-related nosedives once a month? What have you done to combat the problems? Is there anything out there other than ute-yanking? There has to be, right?